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Powered Mobility Lending Program for Children

Powered Mobility Lending Program for Children

Project Director: Osnat Arbel, Director of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 02-6494304
Email: oarbel@alyn.org

The purpose of this project is to lend children a power wheelchair while their families are waiting to receive government permission to buy one.
The service includes evaluation of the child’s motor and cognitive abilities, training and practice sessions (“driving lessons”) as needed, and deciding on a lending program.


Possible decisions are:

  • Training and practice sessions by community therapists (physiotherapist or occupational therapist) or the parents -- after the coach has been trained by ALYN staff.
  • Practice sessions in the child’s educational framework -- after the coach has been trained by the ALYN staff. 
  • Practice sessions at ALYN, with an ALYN occupational therapist – with the agreement and payment of the client’s health fund (Kupat Cholim).
  • The child is unsuitable for the project due to physical or cognitive limitations.

 

Terms of participation:

  • Written proof, after a professional’s home visit and submission of the proper forms, that the child’s home is power wheelchair accessible.
  • Written proof, after a professional’s home visit and submission of the proper forms, that the child’s educational framework is power wheelchair accessible.
  • The chair is loaned for the personal use of one child, not several children in the same educational setting.
  • Evaluation of the child at ALYN (payment by the child’s health fund).
  • A deposit check for the sum of ₪ (The check will not be cashed).
  • Signing a written loan agreement.

The length of the loan is limited to 3 months – monthly telephone follow-up will be done during the loan period to see how child is managing